Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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As it was my first visit to Edinburgh and to Scotland, it was just appropriate to pay a visit to Edinburgh Castle, which is one of Scotland's most atmospheric sights. We already booked our tickets online even before we arrived, so it allowed us t...

When I left academia, one of the things that made it quite easy for me to do so was the fact that I never considered academia to be my calling. Heck, I never had the mentality that it was my calling to do something specific. I found myself in academi...

As I mentioned before, we spent a lot of time walking all over Edinburgh. However, in addition to that, we also climbed a few high places which allowed us to take some panoramic views of the city. The city is pretty and dark at the same time, the bri...

Urgh. I didn't like this book.See, the sentiment about travel that is endorsed by this book is something I don't agree with. Plenty of people, including the author, seem to think that travel will change their life. For the author, he lost his...

On our first day, we decided to just walk all over the city. The weather was sunny, and as you know with Scottish weather, if the weather is good, enjoy it while it lasts. In fact, on several occasions during the days we were there, I saw huge change...

When I was still an academic, I used to conduct several behavioral experiments as part of my research. In these studies, I and plenty of other researchers would always spend a long time designing how the experiment would be conducted, from recruitmen...

A month ago, my spouse and I headed to Edinburgh for a long weekend. A friend was getting married, and we were invited. It was also conveniently timed with a holiday in Germany, so we took advantage of it and flew for a long weekend. We flew in on Fr...